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The Song of the Gregarious Polygynous Pinniped

I would like a full CD/LP of bearded seals, please. [more inside]
posted by mykescipark on Apr 21, 2011 - 13 answers

Another Ohio tourist question

Where to spend a week in June near or between Cleveland and Columbus. [more inside]
posted by Pax on Apr 13, 2011 - 6 answers

ID this tree for me?

I took a picture and posted it on my site as a desktop wallapaper. I would like to title the image with the appropriate name of the tree — it was taken at Chicago Botanic Garden. Can someone identify this type of tree? the image is here thanks
posted by denaps on Apr 7, 2011 - 9 answers

Obvious Mushroom Joke

Help! I'm looking for a source where I can buy about 30 Ganoderma applanatum fungi, also known as shelf fungus, bracket mushrooms, and artist conks. The idea is to use them for an art workshop, so they need to be blank. I'm really striking out on Google. Any ideas?
posted by Miko on Apr 5, 2011 - 6 answers

Resolve this Paradox

Resolve this paradox! I'd like to combine the following: volunteering, nature&fresh air, and the New York City environs. Suggestions? [more inside]
posted by enzymatic on Feb 19, 2011 - 10 answers

Because I said so is a better argument

Help me formulate a response to the "personal responsibility" argument. [more inside]
posted by TorontoSandy on Feb 15, 2011 - 20 answers

Help supply our windowless office with a little dose of nature

What images or video should we play on our office TV as a pleasant background? Basically, we want a fake window to a nicer world. [more inside]
posted by you're a kitty! on Feb 9, 2011 - 16 answers

Edge of your seat science!

What are some jawdroppingly awesome videos about science? [more inside]
posted by ian1977 on Jan 31, 2011 - 19 answers

Naturalism - the tree-identifying kind, not the get-naked-at-the-beach kind.

Books and/or websites to help me become a naturalist? [more inside]
posted by r_nebblesworthII on Jan 22, 2011 - 9 answers

Kid friendly spas in the Bay Area? Do such things exist?

Never fear: AskMeFi is here! Can anyone come to the rescue with referrals to kid-tolerant spas or very relaxing hotels/B&Bs within reasonable driving distance of the Bay Area? [more inside]
posted by Grrlscout on Jan 9, 2011 - 4 answers

Unearthed Cellar Ecosystem Documentary?

I'm looking for the title of a nature documentary about an ecosystem unearthed under a cellar, full of blind white insects and spiders. [more inside]
posted by One Second Before Awakening on Jan 3, 2011 - 1 answer

The explorer's life, depicted in words and pictures.

Is there a term for travel accounts of explorers, both fictional and real-life? Also, tell me some of your favorites. [more inside]
posted by actionpact on Dec 11, 2010 - 22 answers

Gender nonconformity and sexuality

How strong is the correlation between non gender conformity and homosexuality? [more inside]
posted by antgly on Dec 1, 2010 - 32 answers

Outdoor activities in the Sydney area for a family with a five-year-old and no car?

Outdoor activities in the Sydney area for a family with a five-year-old and no car? [more inside]
posted by AmbroseChapel on Sep 21, 2010 - 11 answers

Music of the Forest

Soft, sweet, beautiful, modern, folksy music that you might find sad but would NOT qualify as "depressing"? [more inside]
posted by aintthattheway on Sep 10, 2010 - 101 answers

Feet in the water.

Feet in the water in Philadelphia or New York? Someone I care about and I have been through a rough time, and we're looking for a non-creepy, non-scummy body of water or river where we can take off our shoes and socks, dangle our feet in, and just sit for a while.
posted by zeek321 on Sep 5, 2010 - 7 answers

Questions Thoreau might have asked before going to Walden for 9 months

Looking for advice of the virtues and pitfalls, or personal stories of choosing a long term nature awareness and primitive skills program for myself. Specifically looking at this one. [more inside]
posted by DetonatedManiac on Sep 4, 2010 - 0 answers

Bop til ya drop?

Calling all natural scientists/nature experts. Is life like an arc? Or an arrow? Or something else? Looking for examples from nature to help me ponder the shape of life-and-death. [more inside]
posted by Paris Elk on Aug 7, 2010 - 17 answers

Double Hummingbird, Oh My God, It's So Intense! (But what kind were they?)

I want to learn more about wildlife/natural science in my local area. Can you recommend books? More on what I'm looking for inside. [more inside]
posted by Eyebrows McGee on Aug 1, 2010 - 13 answers

What kind of tree with sour leaves did we chew on at camp when I was a kid?

When I was a kid, I went to a summer camp in North Georgia for several summers. There was this one tree near the main parking lot that, for some reason, we all used to pull leaves off of and chew on them. They had a really pleasant sour taste. Anyone know what kind of tree it might have been? [more inside]
posted by ivey on Jul 19, 2010 - 8 answers

Tulum or Cozumel or Both (and things to do)?

Tulum and Cozumel - which one or both, and what to see and do for an outdoorsy / photographer / SCUBA type... [more inside]
posted by jnnla on Jul 13, 2010 - 11 answers

Nature Book!

Book recommendation! Need a gift, fast! Nonfiction or fiction, but must deal in some way with humanity's relationship with the natural environment. [more inside]
posted by Beardman on Jul 9, 2010 - 33 answers

Flight 22 is off to honolulu

I'm going to Kauai for a week at the end of the month. Looking for good suggestions of things to see/places to eat. [more inside]
posted by orville sash on Jul 7, 2010 - 8 answers

Whooo Whooo Where Are You

I want to see an owl. [more inside]
posted by missmary6 on Jul 3, 2010 - 19 answers

Where should I go?

Planning a quick respite. A brief reprieve from the ridiculousness of life. I'm thinking a day out of DC, (maybe) overnight, somewhere picturesque, would be just the ticket! Where should I go? [more inside]
posted by ihavepromisestokeep on Jul 2, 2010 - 10 answers

elderly man seeks birds, will love unconditionally. must not freak out children.

Bird-watching books and gadgets for a bird-loving (but novice) 70 year old man? [more inside]
posted by raztaj on Jul 1, 2010 - 20 answers

Science Fiction + Nature + Movies

I'm making a list of science fiction movies that have as a theme the relationship between humans and the natural world. Help me find more! [more inside]
posted by mulkey on Jun 18, 2010 - 42 answers

English Sights for a Young Girl

Where would you go and what would you do if you're a young museum- and nature-loving teen on her first trip to England? [more inside]
posted by Hardcore Poser on Jun 13, 2010 - 25 answers

The great outdoors is one big toybox!

When you were a kid, what games did you play that involved nature? [more inside]
posted by the latin mouse on Jun 2, 2010 - 59 answers

How will global warming affect the nature and prevalance of clouds?

How will global warming affect the nature and prevalance of clouds? [more inside]
posted by Sully on May 23, 2010 - 2 answers

nature, red in tooth and claw, green in turgid stomate.

Please to be giving me your most awesome wild animal/plant videos on the internets. For the Children. [more inside]
posted by Maude_the_destroyer on May 19, 2010 - 11 answers

Garden snail behavior-- how far and fast do they travel (etc.)?

Garden snail behavior-- how far and fast do they travel (etc.)? [more inside]
posted by pracowity on May 13, 2010 - 1 answer

Trees and churches...they used to coexist!

Romantic-era-art-filter: help me find the most beautiful painting that I've only seen once? [more inside]
posted by deep thought sunstar on May 8, 2010 - 10 answers

Scat, cat!

How can I best protect the baby birds in my backyard from a prowling neighborhood cat? [more inside]
posted by otherwordlyglow on May 4, 2010 - 26 answers

Career change ideas?

Job ideas for a burned out teacher (preferably in Burlington, VT)? [more inside]
posted by GarotaDaCidade on Apr 12, 2010 - 6 answers

Already campy. Want to be camper.

Help a prissy city-dweller learn how to go camping. [more inside]
posted by greekphilosophy on Mar 9, 2010 - 44 answers

I'm really trying hard to avoid the phrase "nature hacks"

Help me decode the signals of the natural world! [more inside]
posted by The Winsome Parker Lewis on Feb 22, 2010 - 16 answers

Geology - mountains and oceans

Geology question: Does anyone know if there's a specific term for when mountains directly abut an ocean or sea? No beach, no shoreline, just the base of a mountain hitting up against an ocean. I feel as though I've heard of a term for this before but it's entirely possible that I dreamt it up.
posted by fso on Jan 31, 2010 - 13 answers

Whale song doesn't work quite as well.

Where can I get ambient nature sounds on the internet? [more inside]
posted by tumples on Jan 15, 2010 - 10 answers

Research supporting that homosexuals are born homosexuals

What exact research has been done to support the notion that homosexuals are born gay? [more inside]
posted by Prunedish on Dec 16, 2009 - 40 answers

How do I save the planet with computers and stuff? and get paid!?

I want to help guide the development of "new" environmentalism... Where should I (educated/trained as an Ecologist) start on a career change into media (online/web development)? better explained... [more inside]
posted by Gaeacon on Dec 9, 2009 - 4 answers

Warmth and nature as far from NYC as possible. Oh, and a tight budget.

Warmth and nature as far from NYC as possible. Oh, and a tight budget. [more inside]
posted by anthropoid on Dec 4, 2009 - 21 answers

Self- Improvement Books

Book recommendation filter: Can you point me to a book about purity of self/ respect for self/ self improvement through interactions with nature? Possibly with discussions on eating healthily/ exercising and/or with emphasis on gaining clarity of thought. [more inside]
posted by thewestinggame on Nov 19, 2009 - 4 answers

Help Identifying Weird Old Nature Book

Help identifying weird old nature book, 1940's to 1970's. Links to images inside. [more inside]
posted by marxchivist on Nov 19, 2009 - 9 answers

Looking for book

I am looking for a book that was used as a textbook for an english composition course at Northeastern University in 1999. The book was a compilation of nature essays including Kerouac. I believe the professor was an adjunct at the time who used the book.
posted by kemah201 on Nov 8, 2009 - 4 answers

Incest taboos: do animals have them?

How common is incest in the animal kingdom? [more inside]
posted by thisperon on Nov 1, 2009 - 14 answers

Wildflowers near Los Angeles?

Wildflowers day trips from Los Angeles? [more inside]
posted by klangklangston on Oct 16, 2009 - 9 answers

Uh...hang on, just give me a minute.

What is the most important scientific question of our time? [more inside]
posted by Demogorgon on Oct 12, 2009 - 44 answers

Help me find vivid books about man in nature.

Help me find books of a particular genre, or collection of similar genres. Specifically, books on living in or traveling through nature that have visual, picturesque language about the landscape/scenery/ecology. [more inside]
posted by Stryke11 on Oct 11, 2009 - 17 answers

I don't understand physics. How do atomic orbitals work?

I don't understand physics. How do atomic orbitals work? [more inside]
posted by jeb on Sep 21, 2009 - 28 answers

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